Maps of Meaning

书名:Maps of MeaningTheArchitectureofBelief
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Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and the structure of the world itself? Maps of Meaning offers a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths and religious stories have long narrated. Drawing insights from the worlds of neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Jordan B. Peterson argues that myths and religious stories have a structure determined by the nature of the mind, and play a key role in the regulation of human emotions. Ambitious in scope and daring in its exploration of ideas, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.</P>


Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, self-help writer, cultural critic, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are in abnormal, social, and personality psychology, with a particular interest in the psychology of religious and ideological belief, and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance.

Peterson grew up in Fairview, Alberta. He earned a B.A. degree in political science in 1982 and a degree in psychology in 1984, both from the University of Alberta, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from McGill University in 1991. He remained at McGill as a post-doctoral fellow for two years before moving to Massachusetts, where he worked as an assistant and an associate professor in the psychology department at Harvard University. In 1998, he moved to the University of Toronto as a full professor. He authored Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief in 1999, a work in which examined several academic fields to describe the structure of systems of beliefs and myths, their role in the regulation of emotion, creation of meaning, and motivation for genocide.

In 2016, Peterson released a series of videos on his YouTube channel in which he criticized the Canadian government's Bill C-16. He subsequently became involved in several public debates about the bill that received significant media coverage.


@ [已注销] Jordan Peterson热度还是很高啊,老东家签了他的新书12 rules for life,书很好,值得一看,估计今年内会出简体中字版。但于我而言,最心水的肯定是他的maps of meaning~可惜这书现在很难在国内出了。 @ 木野狐 知识界的一股清流。这本书比另一本最新大红的书更赞。youtube和podcast还有他的频道可以follow。尤其是如果知道精英们有多sb,就知道他有多难得了。惊喜他一下红了。 @ miss riddle 这是一本关于意义的书(宗教,文化,政治), 如果你想知道为什么 人们会有不同的信仰, 为什么世界各地的信仰会有不尽相同或相似的地方, 为什么历史上会为了虚无缥缈的信仰不同而发生各种战争, 为什么我们需要有发言的自由…..这本书可以让你知道这个世界正在发生什么 @ 树之 Jordan的故事和教义是基础性的。这种基础的重要性被如今眼花缭乱的说辞掩盖已久,Jordan跨越横亘在哲学、神话、诗、宗教、人类学各个领域间的壁垒,重新用科学的语言把这个原型故事打捞起来。这是本伟大的书。 @ 宋阿慕 an intro to cultural geography。介绍各种新文化地理学。 @ S % 断续一年终于听完了audiobook。每次忘记听到哪时重听一些段落,都能有新的思考。这些年JBP的课都无一不在塑造听者独立思考的能力,比起轻易给出zzzq的回答,探究那个why和how,将现实和理论交织,将哲学神学的底层逻辑做剖析并条条有理,是他最有魅力之处 @ 布雷斯塔 为什么没有中文版?看的人脑细胞都炸了。好奇怪,这么好的书不翻译不引进。 @ 苦瓜美语Cary 者很有野心,从这本书的取名就可以略知一二,当然想把“意义”这个东西论证阐述清楚并非易事, “意义”这个概念本身就很抽象。作者从很多方面想把这个抽象的概念剥茧抽丝地一一捋清,从神经,语言,哲学,社会,历史,宗教等等来讲述人类的发展,成长,融入社会,自由的追求,自我救赎,邪恶的本来面目,天才和平庸者等等方面,继而回归到“意义”本身。普及了很多知识,但是其实很多内容都重叠在一起,反复叙述从而读这本书的体… 者很有野心,从这本书的取名就可以略知一二,当然想把“意义”这个东西论证阐述清楚并非易事, “意义”这个概念本身就很抽象。作者从很多方面想把这个抽象的概念剥茧抽丝地一一捋清,从神经,语言,哲学,社会,历史,宗教等等来讲述人类的发展,成长,融入社会,自由的追求,自我救赎,邪恶的本来面目,天才和平庸者等等方面,继而回归到“意义”本身。普及了很多知识,但是其实很多内容都重叠在一起,反复叙述从而读这本书的体验并不是很好,甚至有点折磨。到了本书最后,能略微感觉到作者还是没有很好得把这个“意义”具象化,而是作者在探寻“意义”的过程也还没有达到他自己想要的终点。 @ 树之 Jordan的故事和教义是基础性的。这种基础的重要性被如今眼花缭乱的说辞掩盖已久,Jordan跨越横亘在哲学、神话、诗、宗教、人类学各个领域间的壁垒,重新用科学的语言把这个原型故事打捞起来。这是本伟大的书。 @ Vicissim Still underrated.

PREFACE Descensus ad Inferos
1 – Maps of Experience: Object and Meaning
2 – Maps of Meaning: Three Levels of Analysis
3 – Apprenticeship and Enculturation: Adoption of a Shared Map
4 – The Appearance of Anomaly: Challenge to the Shared Map
5 – The Hostile Brothers: Archetypes of Response to the Unknown
Conclusion: The Divinity of Interest
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